In today's podcast we look at two big career management topics:
First, we will look at the deterioration in the soft skills that candidates bring to the table. One in three recruiters say there is a measurable decline in the quality of the soft skills.
Second, we will look at how research and advanced preparation for 15 common questions can help you improve your performance.
In this week's podcast – If willpower, reason and executive functioning skills seem like a recipe for success, why have so many already given up on their New Year’s Resolutions? We will also discuss how you can reframe a point of view to end an argument in the spirit of finding common ground.
Today’s First Big Idea comes from the Harvard Business Journal — Five leadership voices every executive must cultivate. Communication is an important leadership skill that deserves more of our attention.
Our second big idea focuses on the age-old debate: Which executive is more likely to perform better and thus move ahead — the person who puts in the longer hours, or the executive who sticks to a set work schedule with no nights or no weekends? The answer may surprise you.
Today on Self Perspective, we will focus on the importance of your Personal Positioning Statement (PPS) and how this concept can strengthen your career management and job seeking skills. Then, in Part II, we will look into the power of storytelling and how this art delights, enchants, touches, teaches, inspires motivates and challenges us. And, more importantly, how storytelling can help us remember important events and important lessons of life.
As we begin a new year, it is a time for reflection, not on our jobs or the economic and political machinations that may affect them, but on our values, our ethics — on our very integrity.
In my industry, healthcare, I am always stunned and saddened that a person who made the grueling sacrifice of medical school and residency training, or the promising executive who achieved fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives, could make decisions, or accept decisions from others on high, to engage in fraudulent actions. If you wan t to know what I think is equitable punishment, then listen. I think you will agree.